Historia nova de sancta anna pulcra devota et authentica.

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ChL 336
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PML 147
[Augsburg] : [Anton Sorg], 1479.
[34] leaves ; 30 cm. (fol.)
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Purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.

Title from incipit (leaf [1]/3v): Sequitur hic historia nova de sancta anna pulcra devota et autentica.
Jacobus Louber, Tractatulos contra istos qui dicunt sanctos Joseph, Joachim ... publice non esse venerandos printed first (leaves [1]/2r-3r), incipit: Nota h[ec] queda[m] brevia excerpta Ex tractaculo fratris jacobi louber ord[in]is carthusiensiu[m] decretoru[m] doctoris co[n]tra istos qui dicunt sanctos joseph. joachim. maria[m] jacobi et salome. ceterosq[ue] veteris testamenti sanctos in ecclesia dei publice non esse venerandos. neq[ue] ip[s]orum festa celebranda.
Date derived from text (leaf [1]/3r, line 26): ... A[nn]o d[omi]ni .1.4.7.viii. hec collecta sunt Et anno proximo sub sequenti impressa.
Printed in Sorg's type 2:118G.
Collation: [1⁸ 2-3¹⁰ 4⁶]: 34 leaves, leaves [1]/1 and [4]/6 blank. Alternate collation in GW.
Chancery folio (29.7 x 21.2 cm., témoin (leaf [1]/3): 29.7 x 22.1 cm.)
Checklist records work under Louber, De veneratione Veteris Testamenti sanctorum.

Early 16th-century gilt- and blind-tooled calf over wooden boards (31 x 21.5 cm.), sewn on 3 supports by the Löwe Raute Ia workshop in Baden-Württemberg (EBDB w002868, aka. Dreiblatt I workshop, perhaps located in Waiblingen), active 1479-1516. Vellum front pastedown (donation document to the altar of St. Barbara (Church of St. Nikolaus) in Waiblingen from Conradus Duman of Echterdingen, 1506) and plain paper rear pastedown. 5 small bosses on each board; 2 clasps, wanting and edge pieces, partially wanting.
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Historia nova, pulchra, devota et authentica de S. Anna


Hand decoration: Printed intitials colored in red, red capital strokes. Annotations: Contemporary marginal notations in several hands. Note (leaf [1]/1r): "P[er] ven[erab]li viro d[omi]no Bernhardo [etc.] Iste mittu[n]t[ur] hystorie ut exeis ut optime novit alias et special[ite]r de s[an]cta anna...". Several notes in the same hand in text reference the celebration of certain feast days. Inscription on rear pastedown: "Item ain a geschenkt ain i dar an gehengt CCCC roβysen ain zimmer apst L und die appostel zal wurdent nider gelegt dry fursten im necker doll".

Waiblingen (Baden-Württemberg), Church of St. Nicholas, front pastedown and manuscript donation records, 15th- and early 16th-century; Bernard Quaritch, Catalogue of Fifteen Hundred Books (1889), no. 1409, for £3.10.0; unidentified sale catalogue description (Sotheby?), late 19th century (front pastedown); William Morris (1834-1896), Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, booklabel (front pastedown); Richard Bennett (1844-1900), armorial bookplate (rear pastedown) and price code -/wm/- (front fly leaf recto); Pierpont Morgan Library, booklabel (front pastedown), purchased with the Bennett collection, 1902.